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It’s Computer Science Ed Week And It’s Time To Do Something

Van Jones and Mattie Lawson discuss the benefits of the ‘Yes, We Code’ initiative. (Valerie Goodloe photo)
Van Jones and Mattie Lawson discuss the benefits of the ‘Yes, We Code’ initiative. (Valerie Goodloe photo)

Bijan Sabet, TECH CRUNCH

 

(TechCrunch.com)—It’s Computer Science Education Week and for thousands of students around the country, that means nothing.

Nothing despite that, according to Code.org, computer science is a top-paying college degree and computer programming jobs are growing at two times the national average. Nothing even though the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts one in every two STEM jobs will be in the computing field with more than 150,000 job openings annually. Nothing in spite of the fact that computing is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the country and also pays 75 percent more than the national median annual salary.

Why? Access. Or rather, lack thereof.

 

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